The game industry needs Sony to Outsell Microsoft for sake of customer and developer freedom

Playstation Gamer League writes - It's a very good thing that the Playstation 4 is outselling the Xbox One for many reasons. However, there are two main reasons the industry needs Sony to win (especially in North America). Gaming as a whole will be better for all of us if this happens.

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dedicatedtogamers3342d ago

The industry needs competition. Isn't that what people have been saying for the last 8 years in defense of the Xbox?

Well, shoe is on the other foot now. Microsoft needs to be humbled or else they'll simply reintroduce the same DRM policies that they first announced for the Xbox One.

xHeavYx3342d ago

The industry needs competition, yes, but if MS disappeared, some other company would replace them. I mean, the world didn't end when the Dreamcast stopped being produced.

I personally think that this article taking the issue a bit too far. MS already realized that their message was not accepted and changed their policies. I think the major problem is that MS didn't explain why they made the decisions they made, which goes to show how horrible their PR is, but for sure they won't be trying something similar any time soon *knocks on wood*

johndoe112113341d ago

I'm not so sure about that. Microsoft have already indicated a number of times since their 180's that they are still dedicated to their original "vision". I guess only time will tell.

kreate3341d ago (Edited 3341d ago )

Microsoft will eventually implement their changes overtime and little bit at a time as so the backlash wouldn't be so drastic.

Kinda like how they made consumers happily pay for xbox live. Consumers will eventually happily accept Microsoft views if the changes come in small bits and advertise to them enough times.

GameSpawn3342d ago

Keep in mind that once Balmer officially leaves there will be that much less in the way of investors forcing Microsoft to let the Xbox division go, either by selling it or making it independent.

Microsoft has had a REAL bad run as of late with ALL their products across the board. The Zune has all but failed; Window 8 is still facing a good amount of resistance to be adopted as the new defacto standard; the first runs of Surface tablets was totally botched due to being WAY overpriced -- the Surface 2 while better is not doing that much better; Windows Phone 8 has barely made a dent in Android's and iOS's market share; Office is well Office with an increase in the number.

All of these things are putting Microsoft under LOTs of pressure to get their $&*( together. So yeah I'd be worried for the Xbox branding -- it's on some pretty thin "investor ice".

Strikepackage Bravo3342d ago (Edited 3342d ago )

Dude, you dont fully know what your talking about. About the only one of those you got right was Windows Phone, EVERYTHING else you said is inaccurate, including what you said about Surface 1. There is so much misinformation out there about Microsoft that most people should really just STFU.

Edit: Ill also give you Zune, however, Zune failed a long time ago, that is not a current product, its like blasting Sony for the failure of Betamax.

Strikepackage Bravo3342d ago (Edited 3342d ago )

Almost all of what the PS4 is, is due to competition from Xbox, the Japanese were not prioritizing any of the features that these next gen consoles currently enjoy, ALL of those features are here now because of Microsoft's lead with the XB360. The PS4 would be a 600 dollar PS2 with a faster processor and video card were it not for the western influence on the PS brand. To this day Sony is actually STILL playing catch up when it comes to services and features. PS4 is what it is, because Sony knows that is what it needs to be, in able to compete with the Xbox in non Japanese markets, period.

Thatguy-3103342d ago

There is a reason PS1/PS2 era was the best.

R3ddBuddah3341d ago

Point me in another Era that was remotely close to being better. Please, i'm very curious.

Bzone243341d ago

The PS3/Xbox 360 era is great and is still ongoing. I loved gaming during the Super Nintendo/Sega Genesis era also. An era being better is subjective and everyone will have an opinion. Just because you don't think that any other era can be remotely better than the PS1/PS2 doesn't mean you are right, but it doesn't mean you're wrong either. It is your opinion though.

S2Killinit3342d ago (Edited 3342d ago )

i sort of have to agree. I feel Microsoft's meddling in xbox division's affairs is not going to be good for gamers in the end.
great read by the way.

ltachiUchiha3342d ago

I think the ps4 will outsell the ps2. I mean when u look at it, its the fastest selling console in history so far for a launch & with the best hardware & its affordable price, I can see the ps4 selling out for a long time. We all know sony is going to deliver the games like always but just at a faster rate. This will only boost sales.

jonli13342d ago

no there has to be competition i would want sony to dominate the console. cause their is no competition sony would be come lazy an please nintendo wii u is not really next gen competition please we need XBOX vs playstation

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